In conjunction with Njaimeh Njie’s 2018 Emerging Artist of the Year exhibition at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PCA), Professor Alisha Wormsley will join Njie in conversation on October 25 at 6:00pm at PCA.
For her Emerging Artist of the Year exhibition, Njaimeh Njie presents “On the Daily.” Njie supplements documentary photographs with audio, text, and video to explore how black Pittsburgh residents are navigating life in the city’s current liminal moment; a period of uncertainty, transition, and the possibility of transformation. This exhibit centers the routines, reflections, and forms of resistance that manifest in the lives of black Pittsburghers—in turn representing the diversity of Pittsburgh’s black population, while also compiling a collection of lived experiences that complicate the narrative of the city’s livability. Ultimately, “On the Daily” preserves a piece of black contemporary life to provide a foundation from which black futures can be imagined. By holding space to reflect on a moment that’s still unfolding, this body of work presents an opportunity to interrogate if and how what comes next for a city can be better than what is, and what has been.